Friday, December 13, 2013

Contrarian stuff around the net

A couple of stories that go against the meme

were those terra cotta statues in China inspired by Greek sculptures?

this is Julia...this is Julia on Obamacare.

Mandela was a communist and therefore was embraced by China, right?
or maybe not, says the GraniteStudio.
He was a political prisoner, an activist, a party organizer, general rabble rouser, an outspoken champion of the disenfranchised, and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. If you are Chinese, these are not activities that get you a place on the CCP Christmas card list... Perhaps that’s why the Chinese state media is laying it on so thick. By trying to appear on the side of the angels, they are hoping people might forget that the government here has more in common with Mandela’s old opponents than it does with Mandela. -

 Chinese media: smog has at least five benefits

From Dave Barry who comments:


 and some bureaucrats either have stupid clients or too much time on their hands:

Don’t flush shoes down toilet, Tennessee water resources head advises staff

also from DaveBarry. 


The fake sign language interpreter at Mandela's funeral has an excuse: I was seeing angels.

not sure what you should give for Christmas?

The Amazing Crap-O-Matic Gift Generator.

headsup from Presurfer:

Merry Christmas from ABSCBN

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